Cannon Connections Update

First Grade Edition / February 2016


Feb. 19th: Field trip to Children's Theater of Charlotte to see 'Journey to Oz'

Fri., Feb. 19th: 9:00 – 10:00 am Lower School Parent Tech Talk in LS Computer Lab

Sat., Feb. 27th: 7:00 - 10:00 pm RESCHEDULED Father~Daughter Dance

Thurs., March 3rd: Field trip to Matthew's Theater to see 'Junie B.'

Fri., March 4th: School Closed

Fri., March 11th: Progress Reports available online

Thurs., March 17th: First Grade Party (sign up genius coming soon...) 1:45-2:45 pm

March 19-28: SPRING BREAK

Thurs., March 31st: Read Around the World & Crazy Hair Day

Looking Ahead...

April 4-8th: Spring Book Fair

Thurs., April 7th: Early Dismissal - Parent Conferences
Fri., April 8th: No School - Parent Conferences

Wed., April 13th: Family Day - early dismissal

Sun., Apr. 17: Annual Mother~Son Event

Fri., April 22nd: First Grade Event - Games Throughout Time

Mon., Apr. 25: Annual Cannon Golf Tournament

Tues., April 26th: Field Trip to Children's Theater of Charlotte

Fri., April 29th: Lower School Olympic Day

Thank you for Souper Bowl 2016

Thank you to Maya Kellman, the teacher and staff appreciation committee, and all of

our parent volunteers for a fantastic Souper Bowl event.

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Get out your Pearls and Crystals *AGAIN* for Tiffany’s Themed Father Daughter Dance

The Father Daughter Dance has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 27th from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the Blue Gym.

1. If you RSVP'd yes and can still attend the event - there is no action needed on your part.

2. If you RSVP'd that you could attend but are NO longer able to do so, please e-mail Amy Reiss at In this e-mail, please include whether or not you need to be refunded for a photo package.

3. If you can attend the event on February 27 but had not RSVP'd before now, please register here: (You can also preorder photos.)

Any additional questions? Please contact Susan Lewis at

Get Involved!

Cannon Connections will be accepting nominations for board

positions, committee chairs and grade leads for the 2016-2017 school year.

If you are looking for a way to contribute your time and talents,

or you know someone who would be perfect for the job,

please consider submitting your interests via our nomination page.

If you have any questions, please contact Karin Cain at

Nominations will be accepted through March 11.

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Save the Date!

Golfers of all skill levels are invited to participate in the school’s annual golf tournament

on Monday, April 25th at Trump National Golf Club in Mooresville.

Visit today to sponsor or register to play.

This year’s tournament will include a Non-Players Luncheon and silent auction from 12-2.

This will be a fun social event so get your friends together and plan to attend!

Look for your invitation to arrive soon!

*The golf tournament planning team would also truly value your

participation on the volunteer team that works to pull off this event.

Opportunities are available for full-day or partial day volunteers.

*If anyone has questions about the tournament or the items above,

please contact Tracy Denby at

*Auction Items Needed!! If you are interested in donating a themed basket

or individual items for the auction please also contact Tracy Denby at

Calling All Cannon Mothers and Sons!

Make (māk)

verb: form (something) by putting parts together or combining substances;

construct; create.

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Combine, construct, create...just MAKE!

Mothers and sons, join us at Cannon on April 17th from 2-4:30

for the opportunity to make music, make food, make a shot, make a difference,

and most importantly...make a memory!

Mother-son tandems will traverse Cannon’s campus

and participate at various stations where they will have an opportunity to collaborate

in creating a wide variety of things, using an even wider variety of materials.

Creativity and curiosity are optional, but a lovable and laughable attitude are a must!

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Cannon Fund Update

Cannon School is always proud of our amazing group of parents.

We appreciate your continued support of Cannon!

With your help, so far this year we have reached 46% parent participation

and have raised $399,847.

Did making your Cannon Fund gift slip your mind before December 31?

Don’t worry; you can still share your love for Cannon this month

and strengthen your children’s educational experience with your support.

With your gift you are helping us reach our community goals of achieving

100 percent parent participation

and raising $525,000 during 2015-2016.

Set up recurring monthly gifts to meet the Cannon Fund giving level

of your choice, make a one-time gift, or pledge today and give later!

Pledges are due June 30 and gifts are tax-deductible.

Visit for more information.

Every family, every year.